1989-90 Topps & O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards
Sal Barry and Tim Parish look back 30 years at the 1989-90 Topps and O-Pee-Chee hockey card sets and reminisce about why those sets were awesome then — and still awesome today. Plus, they talk about the upcoming “Virtual” Sport Card Expo happening June 19-20. Today’s episode is 90 minutes of pure hockey goodness!
Show Notes, Images and Links:
Upper Deck Game Dated Moments for Week 35 (Upper Deck Blog)
2019-20 SP Authentic Checklist (Cardboard Connection)
Sport Card Expo Virtual Expo (website)
The first Puck Junk Podcast from May 12, 2015 (Puck Junk)
1989-90 Topps Review & Checklist (Puck Junk)
1989-90 O-Pee-Chee Checklist (Trading Card DB)
1989-90 O-Pee-Chee Tembec Test Prototype Cards (Puck Junk)
1991-92 Pro Set Niedermayer and Falloon Pro Set Cards (Puck Junk)
1999-2000 Century Legends Ken Dryden “not-a-card” card (Puck Junk)
1996-97 Donruss Elite Lindros & Lemieux uncirculated card (Puck Junk)
Tim’s “Opening Packs in Cars” Videos (YouTube)
Images of 1989-90 Topps and O-Pee-Chee cards:
1989-90 Topps #156 – Wayne Gretzky
1989-90 Topps #1 – Mario Lemieux
1989-90 Topps #113 – Joe Sakic
1989-90 Topps #136 – Brian Leetch
1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #235 – Larry Robinson
1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #63 – Randy Cunneyworth
1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #278 – Borje Salming
1989-90 Topps #189 – Guy Lafleur
1989-90 Topps #132 – Alain Chevrier
1989-90 Topps #74 – Doug Gilmour
1989-90 Topps #11 – Peter Sidorkiewdz
1989-90 Topps Hockey wrapper
Comparison of Tembec test issue and standard O-Pee-Chee card:
Tembec card is in the middle; standard O-Pee-Chee card is on the right.
The infamous Randy Cunneyworth error — is it real?
Note that the text that reads “Pittsburgh Penguins” on the card front — that is the error. If you have this card, Sal will buy or trade you for it.
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Podcast music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.
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2 thoughts on “Puck Junk Podcast: June 9, 2020”
I was stunned when I first saw that sold Cunneyworth at COMC. I had always figured this card was apocryphal. We even had a thread devoted to our disbelief in it over at HobbyInsider at one point. No one had ever seen it. Amazing what turns up. Maybe one day, we’ll see a 1990-91 Pro Set Denis Savard without a trade stripe. But I wouldn’t bet on it. 🙂
Mike, thank you for your comment. Until I have that Randy Cunneyworth card in my hands, I will still doubt its existence. I don’t know if COMC authenticates cards (I heard they do not) before they sell them, so maybe it was just a really good fake?